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Jaime, Andreazza, Wieliczko, Navrostska and Brumit make postseason lists
MACON, Ga. (April 19, 2012) – With the regular season coming to a close last weekend, the Atlantic Sun Conference released its 2012 women’s tennis postseason honors and awards on Thursday with five Buccaneers making the All-Conference list and senior Paula Jaime (Madrid, Spain) being named All-Academic Player of the Year.
ETSU’s All-Conference selections include Jaime and sophomore Giulia Andreazza (Balneario Camboriu, Brazil) earning First Team honors, while senior Marine Wieliczko (Rouen, France), senior Diana Navrostska (Lviv, Ukraine) and freshman Jessica Brumit (Elizabethton, Tenn.) landed on the Second Team. Brumit, in her first collegiate season, was also named to the All-Freshman Team.
Jaime’s First Team selection marks her third All-Conference selection and second collegiate First Team honors. Her freshman season, Jaime was named to the A-Sun All-Freshman Team while earning the Second Team recognition as well. In 2010, the Madrid native was named First Team All-Atlantic Sun after posting a perfect 10-0 mark in A-Sun play. The senior’s All-Academic accolades come via her 3.807 GPA in management, along with her outstanding season which includes an overall record of 25-9 – currently tied with her personal mark for most wins in a season – while going 8-1 through A-Sun play. The senior won all 12 of ETSU’s No. 1 singles matches with a 12-4 mark, and currently rides and eight-match winning streak.
Andreazza’s First Team selection earns the sophomore her first collegiate appearance on the All-Conference list. The Brazilian spent most of her time at No. 2 singles for the Bucs, posting an 8-5 dual record in those matches during the regular season. Combined, she went 14-14 overall, 9-9 dual, and 7-2 A-Sun.
Wieliczko’s Second Team honors mark another first All-Conference selection for ETSU. After joining the Buccaneers last year and having a very successful first season, Wieliczko moved up to No. 3 singles in 2012 to go 7-3 in those matches while boasting a 5-2 A-Sun record.
Navrostska makes her first appearance as an All-Conference member since being named to the All-Freshman Team and Second Team in 2010. Through the 2011-12 season, Navrostska went 16-11 overall, 12-6 dual, and 8-1 in A-Sun play. The Lviv, Uraine native also ended the regular season on an eight-match winning streak, and put together undefeated records when playing at No. 4 (3-0) and No. 6 (2-0) singles. The senior spent the rest of her time in the No. 5 slot where she was 7-6.
Brumit lands on the Second Team and All-Freshman Team by posting a 20-win season in her first year at ETSU. After going 7-3 through fall tournaments, Brumit went 13-5 through spring dual matches with a 7-1 conference mark to complete the regular season at 20-8 overall on a seven-match winning streak. Most of the Elizabethton, Tenn. native’s dual matches came at No. 6 where she went 11-4.
The conference’s individual postseason awards also included North Florida’s Aline Berkenbrock being named Player of the Year, Kennesaw State’s Virginie Stein being honored as Freshman of the Year, and UNF’s Audra Cohen winning Coach of the Year.
ETSU now looks ahead to hosting the 2012 A-Sun Championships at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center, where it begins play in Saturday’s semifinal as the No. 2 seed against the winner of Friday’s match between No. 3 Florida Gulf Coast and No. 6 Jacksonville.
For more information on ETSU tennis, please visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the tennis links.